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October 8, 2015

TX Democrat Joaquin Castro on GOP Speaker Chaos

GOP Congressman Kevin McCarthy shocked political insiders by dropping out of the race for Speaker . The representative from California was plagued by his admission that the Republican Benghazi hearings were simply a tool to bring down Hillary Clinton's...
September 29, 2015

Watch HBO Documentary of Obama's Historic Prison Visit

America spends a mind boggling $40 billion per year on a broken, ineffective, and racially biased (see our previous blog) criminal justice system. We are home to just 5% of the worlds population, but 25% of the world's entire prison population. Last...
September 28, 2015

Timeline: Sandra Bland Resources (UPDATED)

Like many of you, we've spent the last few months following the news and updates about Sandra Bland, the 28-year old Texas woman who was needlessly arrested then subsequently found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Sandra Bland's death gained...
September 25, 2015

Yogi Berra, Birthright Citizen

Article first appeared in The Quorum Report. Yogi Berra was one of the most colorful and accomplished Americans of all time on any field of play, and he was apparently a birthright U.S. citizen. Yogi was born in 1925 and 1930 U.S. Census records show that...
September 22, 2015

Over 15,000 Stand with Ahmed

We asked. You delivered. On Friday, September 18th, activists led by Progress Texas subscriber Kathleen Thompson delivered over 15,000 #iStandWithAhmed petition signatures to Irving Independent School District officials calling for the reversal of 9th...
September 16, 2015

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx - what is the difference?

Editor's Note: This blog was updated in September 2019 to include details about the term "Latinx." As part of our blog series for Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to offer insights on the difference between the terms Latino and Hispanic . Let's look at the...
September 3, 2015

Top Ten Stories from a Long Texas Summer

Summer is ending, school is starting, and new state laws are already in effect. As we move from blistering 100-degree days to semi-blistering 95-degree days, we wanted to take a look back at some of the biggest Texas political stories from the summer. So...
September 1, 2015

New Texas Laws In Effect Today

Hundreds of new Texas state laws go into effect today. The state laws, passed by the Texas Legislature that finished meeting a few months ago, cover a wide range of issues. Our friends at Annie's List have a great round-up of legislative accomplishments...
September 1, 2015

VIDEO: Clinton & Sanders on student loan reform

A few weeks ago we launched our campaign calling for a real conversation about student loan reforms. If you haven't already - sign your name right now and support student loan reforms before this becomes a full economic catastrophe . So where do the...